Blackstone Joins Francisco Partners in Backing Dynamo Software

Blackstone Inc. plans to join fellow private-equity firm Francisco Partners as an investor in a software business that serves the alternative investment management industry, including private-equity managers.

Dynamo Software Inc. provides cloud-based technology that helps investment firms manage their customer relationships, and the Watertown, Mass.-based company’s clients include venture-capital and private-equity firms, as well as hedge funds and real-estate investment firms. Dynamo also serves institutional investors, such as foundations and endowments and counts Francisco as one of its customers.

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Boston-based software company acquires Madison’s Widen | Business News

Widen is located at 6911 Mangrove Lane in Monona.

A content management company with Wisconsin roots dating back to 1948 is soon to be acquired by a Boston-based software firm.

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Acquia announced Wednesday its plans to buy Madison-based Widen for an undisclosed amount of money, Widen vice president of marketing Jake Athey said. He said the firm anticipates it will close on the sale within the month.

What that means for Widen’s 135 employees, 110 of those in the Dane County area

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Riot Games’ anti-cheat software will require TPM, Secure Boot on Windows 11

Valorant will require more security features when running on Windows 11. "/
Enlarge / Vanguard-protected titles like Valorant will require more security features when running on Windows 11.

We already know that Windows 11 will officially require a TPM 2.0 module and Secure Boot support for installation when the operating system is released on October 5, but it looks like Riot Games’ Vanguard anti-cheat software will be getting in on the fun, too. Users running Vanguard on Windows 11 systems have seen pop-ups notifying them that a TPM 2.0 module and Secure Boot support will both need to be

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USPS software underpaid trucking firm Postal Fleet Services $110 million and led to massive layoffs, company claims

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Volkswagen open to software partnerships, CEO tells Der Spiegel

Volkswagen Group Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Barcelona, Spain September 23, 2020. REUTERS/Albert Gea/File Photo

FRANKFURT, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is open to partnerships with other carmakers to develop software, Chief Executive Herbert Diess told Der Spiegel

Volkswagen has bundled all its software efforts into one unit, Cariad, hoping to challenge Tesla (TSLA.O) and Alphabet (GOOGL.O) in a field in which it has not traditionally been active.

The development of operating systems and software for autonomous driving requires high one-time costs, making it important to fit as many vehicles

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Cross-gen software is still Sony’s Achilles’ Heel | Opinion

As the launches of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles approached last year, it was easy to feel a bit cynical about the extent to which Microsoft was focusing on backwards compatibility and on the idea of Xbox as an ongoing, evolving platform rather than a series of sharply divided hardware generations. We all knew, after all, where Microsoft’s big weakness lay.

Having failed to effectively manage and invest in its first-party studios for many years, the company was racing to cobble together a development and publishing operation that could

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Cisco says it will not release software update for critical 0-day in EOL VPN routers

Cisco announced recently that it would not be releasing software updates for a vulnerability with its Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) service in Cisco Small Business RV110W, RV130, RV130W, and RV215W Routers.

The vulnerability allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause an affected device to restart unexpectedly, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) condition.

“This vulnerability is due to improper validation of incoming UPnP traffic. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a crafted UPnP request to an affected device. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code as the root user on

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Stylish Fossil Gen 6 smartwatch goes official with new processor, old software, blazing fast charging

While Samsung is joining forces with Google to breathe new life into Wear OS, the search giant’s most trusted (and prolific) smartwatch-making partner is essentially left trying to beat a dead horse into rising up and taking on an absolute beast at its peak.

That may seem like a rough metaphor to describe the freshly unveiled Fossil Gen 6 family, but it’s hard to view the Wear OS 3 “compatibility” of these otherwise attractive new Android and iOS-supporting smartwatches as anything but a huge dealbreaker.
To be perfectly clear right off the bat, the Gen 6 lineup is set to
Read More shares soar another 38% as meme traders pile into the heavily shorted software company

The Reddit logo is seen on a smartphone in front of a displayed Wall Street Bets logo in this illustration taken January 28, 2021.

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Shares of extended their massive GameStop-style rally as Reddit-obsessed retail investors zoned in on the heavily shorted software name.

The stock of the provider of technical support surged 38.2% on Monday to $36.39 apiece, posting its eighth straight day of gains. Shares have skyrocketed 347% during the eight-day winning streak as Reddit traders flocked into the little-known small-cap stock.

Nearly 60% of’s float shares are currently sold short, according to

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S.D. panels say public can’t use Legislature’s redistricting software

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — The committees drawing boundaries for South Dakota’s legislative election districts decided Monday the public can’t use the Legislature’s taxpayer-funded software.

The House and Senate panels voted 10-3 that the software should be available only to the committees’ members and the Legislative Research Council staff.

The concern was that the public would offer too many ideas for the LRC to handle before the November 8 special session.

Representative Drew Dennert spoke on behalf of others who served with him on the panels’ joint subcommittee on technology.


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